Martin Oxley, Head, UKTI Poland

Martin Oxley

Director of UKTI Warsaw

Part of UK in Poland

10th November 2013 Warsaw, Poland

Business is GREAT Poland – Global Export Week

Global export week starts on 11 November and we’ve got a Polish team in the UK all week promoting the GREAT opportunities on offer for British companies in this fast growing market. Over the course of the week they’ve got over 100 meetings. If you haven’t made an appointment don’t worry – I am sure they will find time to talk to you.

Poland – what’s it like for business

Poland is an untouched market for British business (we only supply 3% of Poland’s total imports) – however Poland is a market which is full of potential, easy to access and can generate significant return for your company.

Where’s the Opportunity?

To give you a scope for the market, we’ve just issued an Economic Scorecard with PWC – that gives you the growth perspectiveThis report is online and comes with a GREAT app to see where you should be looking to do serious business.

There are 3 opportunities we should be thinking about:

  1. Direct exports of finished products or services
  2. Supply chain sales – Poland is the manufacturing centre for Central Europe
  3. Local sourcing a a route to export

To give you a feel for the scope, Tesco, BP and Shell are big retailers with over 400 outlets each. On the supply chain side Unilever, AB Foods and GSK have big manufacturing operations. In financial services PWC, Provident, HSBC, Aviva and RSA are all big players out here.

Click for a chat with John Rendall, CEO HSBC Poland

How can we get to know more and what are we doing to help?

We’re currently running the biggest ever promotion of Poland – Business is GREAT

  • Talk to one of our experts during export week
  • Email me and ask about our GREAT British Business Centre in Warsaw – a totally new concept – BizDevHotdesking – a brilliant new service designed to help you export fast: – Networked Working @ its best
  • Come and see us during export Emerging Europe week 1 December – more details on the UKTI website
  • Sign up for our GREAT Megamission to Emerging Europe – March 2014 – a quick tip – be quick here – there’s limited space and it’s very popular

You’ll be hearing from me every day this week. I’ve got a passion for Poland and a megaenthusiasm for exporting. I want to help you do more over here and I’ve put together a GREAT team to help – EXPORT TEAM Poland.

Come and see for yourself!

About Martin Oxley

Martin Oxley joins the Embassy team in Warsaw, building on a 15 year business career in Central Europe. An expert in the healthcare and life sciences sector, he has led a…

Martin Oxley joins the Embassy team in Warsaw, building on a 15
year business career in Central Europe. An expert in the healthcare and
life sciences sector, he has led a number of the leading blue chip and
regional pharmaceutical companies in Poland and the broader Central and
Eastern European region.
Most recently he was CEO of the British Polish Chamber of Commerce.
Under his leadership the Chamber grew to be one of the most prominent
international business networking organisations in Poland receiving a
number of awards  for excellence and partnership development.
Martin retains a keen interest in digital media, communications,
cultural relations and enterprise development. He is very enthusiastic
about his new role at the Embassy and honoured to have the opportunity
to play a leading role in championing the development of British
business in Poland.
He is married to Małgorzata and has two children Jaś and Nati.

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